Agenda

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation - Thursday, 8th December, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Allison Harper 023 9268 8014  Email: allison.harper@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Members' Interests

3.

Implementation of Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme for bus services in Portsmouth

Purpose of Report

This report seeks approval for the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme for bus services in Portsmouth as approved by Cabinet on 21 June 2022 and following statutory consultation.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation:

 

1.    Notes the contents of this report.

 

2.    Notes that the Department for Transport require additional text in the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme.

 

3.    Approves the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme as attached.

 

4.    Approves the implementation of the Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme from 8 December 2022.

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4.

Portsmouth Supported Bus Services

Purpose of paper.

The purpose of this paper is to seek agreement to further extend the five existing supported bus contracts from 31 July 2023 to 28 October 2023 and have the powers to fund any bus withdrawals following the end of Bus Recovery Grant in March 2023 on a short-term basis.A report was previously presented to the cabinet member on the 28 July 2022 on Portsmouth Supported Bus Services.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation:

 

1.    Approves to extend the current supported bus service contracts from 31 July 2023 to 28 October 2023 with delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and Section 151 Officer to complete the extension.

 

2.    Notes that waiver approval will need to be sought from Procurement and Legal Services in respect of the proposed extensions to the contracts set out above, in accordance with the Council's Contracts Procedure Rules.

 

3.    Approves the development and implementation by the Transport Service supported by Procurement and Legal Services, of a procurement strategy to re-tender the bus contracts.  This procurement strategy will be informed by demand, developing local & national policy, peer review and soft market testing with bus operators.

 

4.    Approves the use of Portsmouth Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) expenditure to enhance the services 13,14 and 25 following investigation of options as detailed in the Portsmouth BSIP.  To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and Section 151 Officer to procure contracts on the above supported bus routes to enhance services.

 

5.    To procure any necessary local bus services following the ending of Bus Recovery Grant in March 2023 to 28 October 2023 with delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and Section 151 Officer.

 

6.    Notes that a paper will be brought back to a Traffic and Transportation Cabinet meeting following the completion of the procurement process to re-tender the contracts and recommend awards.  This paper would also deal with any short-term procurements following the cessation of Bus Recovery Grant in March 2023.

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5.

TRO 43/2022 Shipwrights Way

Purpose of Report

This report considers the public response to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for bus stop and waiting restrictions on High Street and Broad Street, Portsmouth.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

In relation to the proposals promoted under TRO 43/2021, it is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation:

 

1.    Approves to relocate the existing bus stop clearing on High Street, Old Portsmouth, 5 meters further north-eastwards.

 

2.    Approves to extend the no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) on Battery Row by 3.5 meters on both sides.

 

3.    Approves to update the waiting and parking restrictions in the Order to match those on-street, covering the following lengths of road: Broad Street, Battery Row and High Street, Old Portsmouth.

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Feasibility Scheme Prioritisation Process

Purpose of report

The purpose of this report is to present the Transport and Infrastructure service's process for prioritising schemes for feasibility and investigative works.  This outlines the way schemes are proposed, recorded and prioritised to ensure resources are focused on assessing the feasibility of schemes aligned to the adopted Portsmouth Transport Strategy (Local Transport Plan 4) strategic objectives.

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